“Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.”
These were the words of Greta Thunberg. The 16-year-old environmental activist is an inspiration to millions of children around the world to speak up and fight for their rights to a clean and healthy environment.
Tomorrow we strike back!
Global Climate Strike September 20-27th:
In 156 countries
On all 7 continents
Find your local strike or register your own at https://t.co/G06WbXNvl1
Spread the word and see you in the streets!#FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/E6MSYFsqug
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 19, 2019
The New York protest was led by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish high school student who has become the face of the fast-growing youth movement that has taken hold in more than 200 nations. Her message to world leaders is blunt and to the point: Listen to science.
Greta Thunberg said;
“We are united behind the science and will stop at nothing to keep this crisis from getting worse,”
The Global Climate Strike comes just days before the 3-day UN Climate Action Summit starting on Saturday, 21st September.
Listen to Science and act up on it!
— FridaysforFuture.India🌏 (@FFFIndia) September 20, 2019
“Change is coming, whether you like it or not,” says @GretaThunberg in this powerful video – https://t.co/ZVp38B2k6R Join the India chapter of the #GlobalClimateStrike in your city https://t.co/PWJ0D9UoS0 #ChangeIsComing #ClimateStrike on the 20th of September
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) September 17, 2019
The magnitude of this strike can be gauged from the fact that more than 5225 events are being planned across 156 countries on a single day.
— Alex Steffen (@AlexSteffen) September 20, 2019
Like the rest of the world, strikes were also organized in India in 13 cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Kochi, Allahabad, and Kozhikode.
In the national Capital, youngsters and adults marched and demonstrated on the stretch between Lodhi Gardens and Indira Paryavaran Bhawan.
People from various walks of life including students, activists, members of civil society and others participated.